A Guide to Aquatic Plants: Identification & Management

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Ecological Services Section, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 1994 - Aquatic plants - 52 pages
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Aquatic plants are an essential part of the natural community in most lakes; if too many are removed from lakeshores, game fish populations may decrease. Minnesota is home to over 150 species of aquatic plants. This handbook will help you: understand the value of aquatic plants; identify 25 common varieties found in Minnesota -- including harmful exotic species; & evaluate control options. Chapters: factors influencing aquatic plant abundance; where aquatic plants grow, & their value; moving from short-term control to long-term prevention; common aquatic plants: algae, submerged plants, floating-leaf plants, & emergent plants. Illus.

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Contents

Introduction
2
Value of Aquatic Plants
8
Moving from Shortterm Control
15
Answers to Common Questions about
47

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